Archive for July, 2010
Russian authorities arrested at least 135 opposition protesters, including a leading Kremlin critic, at rallies demanding freedom of assembly, state media said.
Protesters are planning to demonstrate Saturday on the one-year anniversary of the detention of three American hikers seized by Iranian forces near the Iraqi border.
Three convicted murderers who broke out of a Kingman, Arizona, prison Friday night got help from a woman who was on a visitation list for one of them, authorities said Saturday.
Brazil's president has offered asylum to an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning, state-run media reported Saturday.
At least 25 people have been killed and thousands left homeless by wildfires sweeping through western Russia, authorities said Saturday.
A senior Hamas member was killed during Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, Hamas security forces said Saturday.
The House of Representatives passed legislation Friday which would lift the current $75 million liability cap for oil spills while imposing new safety standards for offshore drilling.
Hundreds of people died when floodwaters swept away their mud homes in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The death toll from flood is now at least 800.
Firefighters continued to battle a wildfire Saturday as flames encroached on power lines that provide electricity throughout the region.
Authorities are searching for three convicted murderers who escaped Friday night from the Arizona State Prison in Kingman, Arizona.